Melbourne is one of the coolest sports crazy cities. I feel like the culture revolves around sports. It's possible that has just been my bubble of an experience but based on the percentage of news coverage that is sports focused, I'd put this city up against Houston/Chicago/Denver/etc.
We are staying right next to the "Olympic Park" which includes the AFL stadium, Rod Laver Arena (think Aussie Open), Hisense Arena (where the velodrome is), a ton of outdoor soccer and cricket fields, and even a Australian Sports Museum. It's a small walk to the CBD (Central Business District) where you can find culture, food, cafes, and entertainment. I've been told there is a large book store completely dedicated to sports close by in the CBD.
The video was taken from the bridge right outside our hotel. The first view is the CBD, then Rod Laver and next to that the Hisense Arena, and then the AFL stadium, and then our hotel.
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